EXHIBITION: In March 1800 using three thermometers, a prism and a piece of white card William Herschel made one of science’s most ground breaking discoveries, infrared radiation. Used today in devices ranging from TV remote controls to space satellites, infrared is helping us to push boundaries in medicine, understand global warming, and photograph the furthest…
This summer we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings. Children can create a space picture featuring a shiny foil moon and a colourful rocket blasting off from Earth. They can also make a mini paper rocket that’s launched just by blowing through a straw! Main Image courtesy of eyeronic-Ts
William Herschel was the first person to discover the existence of infrared light. During Museums week you can explore infrared images and make an infrared inspired collage to take home. Free with normal admission. A drop-in activity available all day.
Visit the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to have the opportunity to take part in daytime astronomy on the day of the transit of Mercury. Free with normal admission to the museum. Generously supported by the Bath Astronomers